The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) organization is close to many of our hearts here at JHPR. When I received news of this campaign, I had to share it here, especially since Cassie Shine’s novel, HARP’S SONG, and Selene Castrovilla’s, MELT, address these issues.
Invitation from Caitlin Sweeny of Macmillan Children’s:
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Speak.
Help Laurie Halse Anderson and RAINN give survivors a voice.
#Speak4RAINN15 is a joint effort with SPEAK author Laurie Halse Anderson and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to raise $30,000 in honor of the 15-year anniversary of SPEAK and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Together, we’re working to help survivors of sexual assault — like Melinda from SPEAK — find their voices. Macmillan is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 and so just $15 helps fund and connect three survivors of sexual violence with the help they deserve.
Join the #Speak4RAINN15 conversation on twitter this Thursday, April 24 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST with Laurie Halse Anderson using the #Speak4RAINN15 hashtag. We’ll be tweeting to raise awareness and encourage donations for this important cause.
You can visit rainn.org/speak to learn more about the campaign and how you can help survivors find their voices. If you’re unable to join the chat but are interested in helping, then every tweet, post, or tumble using #Speak4RAINN15 and leading to RAINN’s website helps raise awareness and is greatly appreciated.
For over 15 years, Melinda’s story has given thousands of survivors the courage to come forward. Please join us, Laurie, and RAINN in showing other survivors that recovery is possible.
I hope you’ll join us on Thursday! And don’t forget, during the month of April, 10% of sales from HARP’S SONG will be donated to these organizations: http://www.rainn.org/ and http://www.childhelp.org/.